Discovering Leonardo: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Da Vinci's Masterpieces

Discovering Leonardo: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Da Vinci's Masterpieces

by Paul Crenshaw, Rebecca Tucker
     
 

This fine art book with a design twist identifies, decodes, and explains symbols hidden in Leonardo da Vinci’s works, using die-cut windows to enhance the experience of truly appreciating each masterpiece. Discover the secret symbols and meanings behind seventy-five featured drawings and paintings in this unique volume celebrating Leonardo da Vinci. This book

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This fine art book with a design twist identifies, decodes, and explains symbols hidden in Leonardo da Vinci’s works, using die-cut windows to enhance the experience of truly appreciating each masterpiece. Discover the secret symbols and meanings behind seventy-five featured drawings and paintings in this unique volume celebrating Leonardo da Vinci. This book’s innovative design pairs each painting with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each piece of art, and it features captions that highlight the most important symbols. Also included are carefully selected comparative works from da Vinci’s contemporaries to offer contextual perspective.
Learn the secrets behind such famous paintings as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, as well as Adoration of the Magi, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, and many more. Each work featured in Discovering Leonardo: The Art Lover’s Guide to Understanding Da Vinci’s Masterpieces tells a story that becomes more fascinating as layer upon layer of symbolic meaning is revealed.   

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789322685
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
713,812
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 13.16(h) x 1.18(d)

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